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You call the mother of all earmarks Missouri congressman Emanuel Cleaver is reportedly pushing.
A whopping 48.
Billion dollar package that would funnel taxpayer money your money to -- inner cities to give money did the -- so they can buy stuff lots and lots and lots of stuff.
A gigantic redistribution of your well.
It must -- -- I read on the Internet so we -- on.
Directly listen to this.
-- An individual who I don't know.
Submitted a request.
For forty billion dollars and like all requests some of them.
What I think fumble and some of -- -- -- on little.
Also there are put on the web site that's all that has happened and there are a number of other members who put all of the requests on the web site in an attempt.
To be as transparent as possible and so if anyone gives me they request giggles -- my web site.
And you're saying it's been reported -- where it's been reported inaccurately.
I have never requested.
48 billion dollars and since I'm saying -- -- -- It's easy to go and check to see if I have that we'll let me ask you this -- sir how much have you requested.
I don't like him I don't think that remember could stand here and slowly but they've that they know are all -- the requests that were made in this post -- budget.
Did you zillion dollars and -- is it -- which is -- a hundred million.
For our use -- you asked -- -- question about.
The 48 billion dollar request what you know and I'm asking -- how much you're you're here let's call it 200082.
Earmark requests how much does a total it's very easy to find out we just ask you finally get inside.
The front I have.
No idea what that would total would be.
I would imagine.
You know maybe several million dollars a hole.
That the committee's.
-- all of the request.
And the overall federal budget.
Is not impacted one -- body in a month which is a misconception.
That is rolling around.
If one department is going to get fifty billion dollars it means that.
Members of congress can make a requests for a project to be funded right here -- So our audience Mozart our audience understands who you gonna -- you vote on in this case the omnibus spending bill which attached eight point three billion dollars in earmarks going -- Whether or not -- it's included in the budget or not it still taxpayer money has to come from somewhere it has to be paid for so my question is.
How much do you are you requesting how much do you seek for constituents.
-- this little -- blue book with the problem what was the answer the question concretely.
Is that I don't make that decision.
That the senate right now in formulating their omnibus.
Make selections of the staff will make selections on which earmarks.
That made it through the house.
They will play include and -- the omnibus I have no idea of the White House would have no idea.
Until -- -- spears completed.
So so in essence these what you're saying is ask her a whole bunch and see what comes back.
No I've never requested -- 43 billion dollar.
And -- send them saying other other things it it again.
We can go to that senator Coburn website find out who's requesting what we we understand I'm just trying to figure out the process to give people approach and say.
Look I'm on your side my friend helped me out here we need help one let's call it quality daycare center.
Or maybe other project etc.
spinning you going to boot request the money -- you get the pro.
Now here's the -- -- People can make a request and in my case and and what the number of other members -- will only submit requests for not for profits.
I don't submit requests for developers or all hoodlums who were trying to manipulate the system only not for profits.
In my career I have more -- that went to Honeywell which is a prime contractor for the Atomic Energy Commission.
And and those who request coming to me.
I will go through them and select -- the ones that I think makes sense and the ones.
That I think we have a reasonable.
Opportunity to secure.
Fans are certain that those.
Sir sir I say they're telling me that you're being called -- -- we appreciate your time -- say thank you very much -- of -- I appreciate you being very transparent and honest with us.
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